Dr Witold Bloch

Witold Bloch
Ramsay University Postdoctoral Fellow
School of Physical Sciences
Faculty of Sciences

Dr Witold Bloch is a Ramsay research fellow at the University of Adelaide, School of Physical Sciences. One of his research focuses involves using metal-organic cages for the development of novel porous nanomaterials. The applications that this research aims to address include gas storage and separation as well as heterogeneous catalysis.

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Dr Witold Bloch

Dr Witold Bloch is a Ramsay research fellow at the University of Adelaide, School of Physical Sciences. One of his research focuses involves using metal-organic cages for the development of novel porous nanomaterials. The applications that this research aims to address include gas storage and separation as well as heterogeneous catalysis.

Appointments

Date Position Institution name
2017 Ramsey University Postdoctoral Fellow (A) University of Adelaide
2016 - 2017 Humboldt Post-doctoral Research Fellow Technical University of Dortmund
2015 - 2015 Humboldt Post-doctoral Research Fellow University of Goettingen
2014 - 2015 Post-doctoral research associate University of Adelaide
2014 - 2014 Lecturer Level A University of Adelaide
2013 - 2014 Research associate University of Adelaide

Language Competencies

Language Competency
English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
German Can speak and understand spoken
Polish Can read, speak and understand spoken

Education

Date Institution name Country Title
2010 - 2014 University of Adelaide Australia PhD (Chemistry)
2009 University of Adelaide Australia Honours (Chemistry)
2008 University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Science (Nanoscience and materials)

Research Interests

Macromolecular and Materials Chemistry, Nanochemistry and Supramolecular Chemistry

Journals

Year Citation
2017 Bloch, W. M., Holstein, J. J., Hiller, W. & Clever, G. H. (2017). Morphological Control of Heteroleptic cis - and trans -Pd 2 L 2 L′ 2 Cages. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 56, 28, 8285-8289. 10.1002/anie.201702573
2017 Burgun, A., Bloch, W., Doonan, C. & Sumby, C. (2017). Engineering isoreticular 2D metal-organic frameworks with inherent structural flexibility. Australian Journal of Chemistry, 70, 5, 566-575. 10.1071/CH16663
2017 Bloch, W. M. & Clever, G. H. (2017). Integrative self-sorting of coordination cages based on ‘naked’ metal ions. Chem. Commun., 53, 61, 8506-8516. 10.1039/C7CC03379F
2017 Huxley, M., Coghlan, C., Bloch, W., Burgun, A., Doonan, C. & Sumby, C. (2017). X-ray crystallographic insights into post-synthetic metalation products in a metal-organic framework. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 375, 2084, 20160028-1-2016-0028-12. 10.1098/rsta.2016.0028
2016 Bloch, W. M., Abe, Y., Holstein, J. J., Wandtke, C. M., Dittrich, B. & Clever, G. H. (2016). Geometric Complementarity in Assembly and Guest Recognition of a Bent Heteroleptic cis -[Pd 2 L 2 L 2 ] Coordination Cage. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 138, 41, 13750-13755. 10.1021/jacs.6b08694
2016 Linder-Patton, O., Bloch, W., Coghlan, C., Sumida, K., Kitagawa, S., Furukawa, S. ... Sumby, C. (2016). Particle size effects in the kinetic trapping of a structurally-locked form of a flexible metal-organic framework. CrystEngComm, 18, 22, 4172-4179. 10.1039/C6CE00082G
2015 Bloch, W. & Sumby, C. (2015). Probing solid-state breathing and structural transformations in a series of silver(I) porous coordination polymers. European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 2015, 22, 3723-3729. 10.1002/ejic.201500647
2015 Bloch, W., Burgun, A., Doonan, C. & Sumby, C. (2015). Probing post-synthetic metallation in metal-organic frameworks: insights from X-ray crystallography. Chemical Communications, 51, 25, 5486-5489. 10.1039/c4cc09639h
2015 Bloch, W. & Sumby, C. (2015). Silver(I) coordination polymers of the ‘hinged’ pyrazine containing ligand di-2-pyrazinylmethane. Supramolecular Chemistry, 27, 11-12, 807-819. 10.1080/10610278.2015.1078465
2015 Bloch, W., Champness, N. & Doonan, C. (2015). X-ray crystallography in open-framework materials. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 54, 44, 12860-12867. 10.1002/anie.201501545
2014 Babarao, R., Coghlan, C., Rankine, D., Bloch, W., Gransbury, G., Sato, H. ... Doonan, C. (2014). Does functionalisation enhance CO₂ uptake in interpenetrated MOFs? An examination of the IRMOF-9 series. Chemical Communications, 50, 24, 3238-3241. 10.1039/C4CC00700J
2014 Bloch, W., Burgun, A., Coghlan, C., Lee, R., Coote, M., Doonan, C. & Sumby, C. (2014). Capturing snapshots of post-synthetic metallation chemistry in metal-organic frameworks. Nature Chemistry, 6, 10, 906-912. 10.1038/nchem.2045
2013 Bloch, W., Babarao, R., Hill, M., Doonan, C. & Sumby, C. (2013). Post-synthetic structural processing in a metal-organic framework material as a mechanism for exceptional CO₂/N₂ selectivity. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 135, 28, 10441-10448. 10.1021/ja4032049
2013 Bloch, W., Doonan, C. & Sumby, C. (2013). Using hinged ligands to target structurally flexible copper(II) MOFs. Crystengcomm, 15, 45, 9663-9671. 10.1039/C3CE41244J
2012 Pepper, H., Lam, H., Bloch, W. & George, J. (2012). Biomimetic total synthesis of (±)-garcibracteatone. Organic Letters, 14, 19, 5162-5164. 10.1021/ol302524q
2012 Kuan, K., Pepper, H., Bloch, W. & George, J. (2012). Total synthesis of (+)-aureol. Organic Letters, 14, 18, 4710-4713. 10.1021/ol301715u
2012 Bloch, W. & Sumby, C. (2012). Guest-induced crystal-to-crystal expansion and contraction of a 3-D porous coordination polymer. Chemical Communications, 48, 19, 2534-2536. 10.1039/C2CC17440E
2011 Bloch, W., Derwent - Smith, S., Issa, F., Morris, J., Rendina, L. & Sumby, C. (2011). Fused pyrazino [2,3-b]indolizine and indolizino[2,3-b]quioxaline derivatives; synthesis, structures and properties. Tetrahedron, 67, 48, 9368-9375. 10.1016/j.tet.2011.09.133
Research funding

Ramsay Fellowship - 2017

Project summary: Many pharmaceutical compounds are currently synthesized through multi-step processes that use multiple homogeneous catalysts, resulting in a high level of waste production. My proposal aims to develop novel porous materials for heterogeneous tandem catalysis, eliminating steps in the process and significantly reducing both the cost and waste associated with industrial chemical syntheses.

Memberships

Date Role Membership Country
2017 - ongoing Member Royal Society of Chemistry Australia
Position
Ramsay University Postdoctoral Fellow
Phone
83135039
Campus
North Terrace
Building
Badger Building
Org Unit
Chemistry

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